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Who We Are

CLC Lubricants is a family-owned and customer-oriented manufacturer of industrial fluids. Our team of highly experienced employees and advanced testing capabilities ensures the highest degree of customer service and satisfaction. Schedule a free lubrication consultation or contact us to see what it is like to be a part of the CLC family.

Who We Are

CLC Lubricants is a family-owned and customer-oriented manufacturer of industrial fluids. Our team of highly experienced employees and advanced testing capabilities ensures the highest degree of customer service and satisfaction. Schedule a free lubrication consultation or contact us to see what it is like to be a part of the CLC family.

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Creating Solutions Since 1976

CLC Lubricants manufactures industrial lubricants and metalworking fluids for a diversified industry, including machine shops, screw machine shops, fastener manufacturers, injection molders, extruders, drawing and stamping plants, EDM facilities and heat treaters.

Founded in Addison, IL in 1976 by Joseph W. O’Brien, Sr., CLC Lubricants Company grew from its original 2,500 sq. ft. facility to a 5,000 sq. ft. building. A few years later, another 5,000 sq. ft. facility was added. In 1985, CLC purchased a 27,000 sq. ft. plant and office which it now occupies in Geneva, IL.

CLC Lubricants’ state-of-the-art laboratory enables it to create custom-blended formulations for many special applications.

Located in Geneva, IL, CLC Lubricants is ISO 9001:2015 certified, which assures our customers that our quality management system holds up to rigorous international standards. The company also has been designated a “Master Distributor of Lubriplate Greases”.

CLC Lubricants’ history continues with a tremendous staff, innovative chemistry, proven product quality and outstanding customer service!



Creating Solutions Since 1976

CLC Lubricants manufactures industrial lubricants and metalworking fluids for a diversified industry, including machine shops, screw machine shops, fastener manufacturers, injection molders, extruders, drawing and stamping plants, EDM facilities and heat treaters.

Founded in Addison, IL in 1976 by Joseph W. O’Brien, Sr., CLC Lubricants Company grew from its original 2,500 sq. ft. facility to a 5,000 sq. ft. building. A few years later, another 5,000 sq. ft. facility was added. In 1985, CLC purchased a 27,000 sq. ft. plant and office which it now occupies in Geneva, IL.

CLC Lubricants’ state-of-the-art laboratory enables it to create custom-blended formulations for many special applications.

Located in Geneva, IL, CLC Lubricants is ISO 9001:2015 certified, which assures our customers that our quality management system holds up to rigorous international standards. 

CLC Lubricants’ history continues with a tremendous staff, innovative chemistry, proven product quality and outstanding customer service!

Our Team

Meet some of the individuals that spearhead the efforts of CLC to provide outstanding products and services to our family of customers.

Our Team

Meet some of the individuals that spearhead the efforts of CLC to provide outstanding products and services to our family of customers.

Pat O’Brien

President
A co-owner of CLC, Pat has presided over the company since 2003, ensuring that we always follow our mission of providing our customers with the highest quality products, services, and support. With an educational background in environmental sciences and entrepreneurial business, Pat is well-poised to ensure CLC exceeds the expectations of our customers in all aspects of being an industry leading industrial fluids manufacturer. As a passionate fan of the high technology and tight tolerances of motorcycles and automotive racing, Pat’s love for lubrication optimization can be seen in his desire to pack the most performance possible into all of our products.

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Pat O’Brien

President
A co-owner of CLC, Pat has presided over the company since 2003, ensuring that we always follow our mission of providing our customers with the highest quality products, services, and support. With an educational background in environmental sciences and entrepreneurial business, Pat is well-poised to ensure CLC exceeds the expectations of our customers in all aspects of being an industry leading industrial fluids manufacturer. As a passionate fan of the high technology and tight tolerances of motorcycles and automotive racing, Pat’s love for lubrication optimization can be seen in his desire to pack the most performance possible into all of our products.

 

Michael O’Brien

Vice President of Sales
A co-owner of CLC, Michael continues the legacy of customer-oriented industrial fluid manufacturing his father started in 1976. Instrumental in setting up our current Geneva, IL plant, Michael has extensive experience in all aspects of CLC business, including: truck driving, shipping, blending, warehousing, sales, and management. Graduating with a B.S. in Business Administration in 1986, Michael has been the Vice President of Sales at CLC Lubricants since 2000. A father of four, he enjoys cycling with friends and family, and home renovation projects. His attentiveness to family shows in his approachability and eagerness to help our customers overcome their challenges. 

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Michael O’Brien

Vice President of Sales
A co-owner of CLC, Michael continues the legacy of customer-oriented industrial fluid manufacturing his father started in 1976. Instrumental in setting up our current Geneva, IL plant, Michael has extensive experience in all aspects of CLC business, including: truck driving, shipping, blending, warehousing, sales, and management. Graduating with a B.S. in Business Administration in 1986, Michael has been the Vice President of Sales at CLC Lubricants since 2000. A father of four, he enjoys cycling with friends and family, and home renovation projects. His attentiveness to family shows in his approachability and eagerness to help our customers overcome their challenges. 

Karen O’Brien

Office Manager
Graduating summa cum laude with a degree in Computer Science in 1985, Karen has 17 years of experience working in IT. A mother of four, she has been with CLC Lubricants since 2015, where she works diligently to ensure office operations are optimized to allow us to be an extensive and efficient resource for our customers.

Bob Pakula

Operations Manager
As Operations Manager, Bob is responsible for ensuring that our customers receive the timely service and high quality products CLC is known for. With a degree in business and over 40 years of manufacturing experience, Bob has the knowledge necessary to ensure operational excellence.

John Howard

Account Manager
John has been with CLC Lubricants Inc. for over 13 years. He studied at University of California – Davis and also at University of Illinois – Chicago. He is a proud member of TMA (Tooling & Manufacturing Association). John enjoys bass fishing not only with his son, but also several clients!

Doug Weber

Account Manager
Doug has over 20 years of experience in the metalworking industry. Ever since working at a small-town sporting goods store in High School he has wanted to be involved in sales. Doug works for his customers and always treats their businesses like his own.​

Brett Messink

Account Manager
Brett has over 5 years of experience in industrial sales, vendor managed inventory supply chain solutions, and customer service.  Throughout his career, Brett’s goal has been to forge ongoing partnerships with his customers by providing firsthand service to meet and address their individual needs & concerns.

Joe Meurer

Account Manager
Joe was born and raised in Southeastern Wisconsin and currently resides in Menomonee Falls, WI. He graduated from UW-Oshkosh in 2015 and has been working with Wisconsin and Lake County, Illinois manufacturers on behalf of CLC Lubricants since 2016.

What Our Customers Think

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-Bill-

“Doug was extremely helpful getting me set up in our new tool shop. It has been over 20 years since I was a machinist, so I relied on him to provide me what I needed to get things up and running. Doug came to Logoplaste a couple of times to help me get mixtures right and test some samples for us. I am looking forward to working with Doug & CLC in many other areas of Logoplaste nation-wide.”

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"It is a pleasure doing business with CLC. The sales team is highly knowledgeable about metalworking fluids and their applications. John Howard is always available to provide valuable feedback and support as a critical supplier for us. The inside customer support staff is exceptional to work with. They are always professional and courteous and go above and beyond to meet their customer's needs."

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"CLC is definitely one of our best suppliers. Excellent customer service, very dependable, always doing their best to help us when we need their product ASAP. Thank you CLC!"

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We Can Help You!

Whatever your application-specific challenges may be, CLC has the expertise and experience to help. As a custom blender of industrial fluids, we are committed to not only offering the best in class product lines for general use, but also to developing new products designed in our laboratory specifically to overcome our customers’ challenges. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you reach your production goals.